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Feb. 21st, 2017

jack and daniel friendship

sg_fignewton

Taking Care, by Dorothy Marley (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson
Categories: gen, hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: dmarley
Author's Website: Dorothy Marley at AO3
Link: Taking Care

Why This Must Be Read: Great Jack voice. Deep, beautifully understated friendship. A joy to read!


Daniel wavered, turning towards the shower room, then he turned back. "Uh, you need any help, Jack?"

"No," Jack said automatically. "I'm right behind you." He considered a moment. "As soon as I can lift my arms."

There was a long moment of contemplative silence from the other side of the room. Then Daniel put down his towel and walked back to the bench.

Feb. 18th, 2017

Mcshep John cat

mific

Beside Me Singing in the Wilderness (by RosiePaw) (T)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Animal Transformation
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: rosiepaw
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Beside Me Singing in the Wilderness on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Sorry, sorry, I'm very late getting started on this month's recs, but I'll make up for it!
This is a lovely fusion with a Welsh folktale, where John and Rodney get transformed into three different types of animals off-world after a transgression, as reparation and to teach them a lesson. Their experiences as animal versions of themselves are both wonderfully different due to their animal instincts, yet still very much in character, and their bond shines through all the changes, which include swapping genders as well. It's really well written, often very funny, and although some aspects are a bit troubling—like how Atlantis and those who need them there cope with their long absence—that's dealt with well, with some great Teyla and Ronon vignettes, as is the aftermath when they're back in the city again. Highly recommended.

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Feb. 17th, 2017


goddess47

Flying Without Wings by Bindingdiva (estimated - PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter, Teal'c
Pairings: Jack/Daniel
Categories: slash, angst
Warnings: Death of major character... sort of... ish. (from the author)
Author on LJ: doctorsdiva
Author's Website: The Deranged Doodles of a Dysfunctional Diva
Link: Flying Without Wings



Author's Summary: Jack loved to fly.


Why This Must Be Read:

In 2500 words, Bindingdiva captures Jack's life. From the seven-year-old who fell in love with the Blue Angels, to the special ops veteran who missed his own kid's birthday, to the suicidal gate traveler who learned to live again.

The author says the story starts angst-y and then gets 'silly' but it's not silly. The ending is somewhat unexpected but pure Jack and Daniel.


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Feb. 5th, 2017


eivac

Summer ‘Break’ by Will Schuester by PaBurke (G)

Show: SG1/SGA

Rec Category: Crossover (Glee)
Characters: Jack O’Neill, Atlantis expedition, Will Schuester
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: faithburke
Author's Website: AO3 or FF.net or TTH.org
Link: AO3 or Livejornal or FF.net

Why This Must Be Read:

I hate Glee and usually I wouldn't touch Glee fic with a ten foot pole. And Glee with Stargate should never work, should never be attempted, and/or would just be wrong. But this is done by one of my fave author so whatever prejudice I have, I knew I just got to get over it.

She blew me away. It's good. It's real. It's touching and I'm rooting for a sequel. (and I'm still in shocked)

Atlantis team came across a settlement and desperately need a treaty with them. But the natives communicate through dancing. Altantis expedition may be talented, but dancing definitely wasn't part of their skill-sets. So O’Neill set out to get themselves a dancing consultant.

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Feb. 4th, 2017


eivac

Working Vacation by PaBurke (G)

Show: SG1/SGA

Rec Category: Crossover (Avengers)
Characters: John Sheppard, Avengers Team
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: faithburke
Author's Website: AO3 or FF.net or TTH.org
Link: AO3 or Livejornal or FF.net

Why This Must Be Read:

John Sheppard is ordered to take a few days off but end up being the pilot for the Avengers for his working vacation.

After a few Wraith Queens, McKay, Commanders (including Woosey), and various leaders of other worlds, saving the world while he's transporting the Avengers is child's play. And to see the Avengers slowly figuring out how much of a BAMF John is a blast.

If you are reading fic in LJ, make sure you check out the sequels:
Fitness Retreat,
Spa Getaway and
Summar Fling.

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Feb. 2nd, 2017


eivac

New Friends by PaBurke (G)

Show: SG1/SGA

Rec Category: Crossover (Angel)
Characters: Janet Fraiser, SG1 team, SGA team, Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen
Warnings: Some knowledge of Angel is required
Author on LJ: faithburke
Author's Website: AO3 or FF.net or TTH.org
Link: Livejornal or FF.net

Why This Must Be Read:
I love it when nerds turns out to be BAMFs. And one can be hard pressed to find a bigger nerd than Wesley Wyndham-Pryce.

But if you are not familiar with Angel (TV Show), the fic may be lost on you. Let's just say that ‘Sleep Tight’ ended differently for Angel. Oh, and ignore ‘Heroes.’

Wesley is starting a new life with Connor as a linguist for SG team.

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SG-1 awesome

sg_fignewton

February reccers

I've been without internet access since Tuesday morning, so I wasn't able to post my usual reminder. Or make the switchover on time. If you would've liked to sign up to rec this month and forgot about it, I'll give an extra day's leeway; comment here and I'll add you in.

Many thanks to dreigiau, eivac, goddess47, mific, patk, popkin16, and theemdash for all their January recs! We had 20 recs this past month, which gives 2017 a very nice start. :)

Our reccers for February are:

eivac: Crossovers

goddess47: Jack O'Neill

mific: Animal transformations (it wouldn't be a real month at stargateficrec without an interesting category from mific!)

patk: John Sheppard

I'll be around, too, making my usual random recs, as will the admins as recurrent reccers.

Reccers, you all have access and can start posting at any time. Remember that you have committed yourself to reccing at least two fics over the course of February, although of course we will be happy with more. Feel free to use the copy-and-paste template from the reccer's FAQ for your convenience.

Happy reccing!

Jan. 30th, 2017

broken glass Sheppard

patk

"Major's Day Out" by Tepring aka T'Pring (not rated by the author, personally I would give it a R)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Evan Lorne, Anne Teldy, Alicia Vega
Pairings: none
Categories: gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: tepring
Author's Website: none
Link: "Major's Day Out" by Tepring aka T'Pring Following parts linked at the end of the previous parts.

Summary by the author:
When Sheppard takes Maj Teldy, Lorne and Vega to explore a frozen wraith outpost, Anne is eager to prove herself. When the mission goes sideways and Sheppard is injured, Anne gets a whole new perspective on trust and what it takes to survive in Pegasus.

Why This Must Be Read:
First, I love Teprings style of writing in general. She has a talent for details but it never gets boring (like Teldy knowing about how to prepare for cold weather in this one), the voices of her characters ring always true, just like real people with their different personalities and speech patterns. She has a knack for pacing and knows how to build a story. Personally I feel her stories always read "authentic", even set in a sci-fi environment.

This one does exactly what it says on the tin. The mission goes sideways and, in a way, it's Teldy's fault, at least partly. It's the start of a learning experience hugely influenced by observing Sheppard, his behavior, his actions, his attitude and approach on things. And it's the readers pleasure to see John through her eyes and see the impression he leaves.

It's an action laden adventure story with an injured but nonetheless impressively heroic (yeah, pretty much canon if you think "Search and Rescue") and clever John. Seeing how he influences Teldy's development unknowingly and how she learns to understand what are the important aspects is very satisfying.

Bonus: Tepring actually manages to come up with a fairly reasonable explanation on how it could happen that John missed the fact of having an all-female team under his command. *ggg*

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broken glass Sheppard

patk

"The Sheppard Sipher" by maisierita (R)

Rec Category: Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Dave Sheppard, OCs
Pairings: none
Categories: gen
Warnings: Language and violence
Author on LJ: maisierita
Author's Website: none
Link: "The Sheppard Sipher" by maisierita
Link to part 2 - epilogue - at the end of part 1

Summary by the author:
He almost misses the key words, because it's been years since he and John played this game, and maybe if the military hadn't come around knocking on his door three weeks ago he wouldn't have noticed the key words at all.

Why This Must Be Read:
Secrets! Suspense! Love to details!

This one is an old favorite of mine that never fails to give me goosebumps.

A compelling Dave-POV. Seeing John through his eyes while the mystery of the main story enfolds is fascinating and makes me think of what defines John. What is it, that makes John John? And so I can perfectly understand Dave's reaction in the end.

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canon vs. fanon, daniel archeology

sg_fignewton

Life According to Daniel Jackson, by Darthneko (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill
Categories: character study, Jack and Daniel friendship, gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: darthneko
Author's Website: darthneko at AO3
Link: Life According to Daniel Jackson

Why This Must Be Read: This is a really nice peek into Daniel's head and the meandering process of his thoughts. From an off-world campfire to cookies in the commissary to shopping at 2 a.m., you'll enjoy this take on life according to Daniel.


He thinks, dimly, that he misses the man he was... but he's fairly certain he remembers the man he was would have sold his left kidney for the chance to know half of what he knows now, gunshots or no.

Jan. 29th, 2017

John Sheppard/Sam Carter

dreigiau

"There's no such thing as easy" by Sailor's Wife (M)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sam/John
Characters: John Sheppard, Samantha Carter, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagen, Rodney McKay, Original characters
Pairings: Sam/John
Categories: Het; fluff; action
Warnings: Suggestive sexual content in epilogue
Author on LJ: none (as far as I know)
Author's Website: Sailor's Wife on FF.net
Link: "There's no such thing as easy" on FF.net

Why This Must Be Read: There are not that many long completed Sam/John fics out there, but Sailor's Wife is behind a couple of them. Although some people might be put off by some spelling and punctuation errors, what makes this a great story transcends those errors. There's a fun feel to the whole plot, as well as a good mix of action, friendship, and romance, and it puts an interesting spin on some common science fiction tropes. Bonus is that if this story's not enough, Sailor's Wife also got some (unrelated) shorter and completed Sam/John fics that also explore their budding relationship.

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Jan. 30th, 2017

dragon's eye

mific

Wings of Imagination (by Xparrot) (G)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: AUs - featuring dragons
Characters: Rodney McKay and John Sheppard, various SGA favourites
Categories: Gen
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: xparrot
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Wings of Imagination series on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: This is the other classic fusion with McCaffrey's Dragonrider 'verse. These are two linked stories, and they're gen as Rodney accidentally impresses a dragon hatchling, Shepparth (John), so they're bonded, but not slashily. The worldbuilding's excellent, with Rodney as a smith (a scientist/engineer), so not really meant to be a dragonrider, stumbling through learning about and caring for his new dragon. It's a great series, and of course, John gets to spread his wings and truly fly. Recced before, but not for 8 years.

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Jan. 29th, 2017

humor

sg_fignewton

Baba Yaga’s Recipe Book, by Lokei (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Five Things
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill
Categories: gen, humor, friendship, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: lokei
Author's Website: Lokei at AO3
Link: Baba Yaga’s Recipe Book

Why This Must Be Read: Five times it "tastes like chicken"!

Or possibly not. :)


“I do not like them, Sam I Am,” Jack muttered. Daniel elbowed him in the ribs. Hard.

Jan. 26th, 2017

SG-1 Jack & Daniel Serious

theemdash

All Around My Hat by MelayneSeahawk (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Daniel Jackson/Jack O'Neill
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Teal'c, Sam Carter, Jonas Quinn (Daniel in absentia)
Pairings: Jack/Daniel
Categories: slash, episode related, angst, grief
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: melayneseahawk
Author's Website: [personal profile] writers_island
Link: All Around My Hat

Why This Must Be Read: In terms of grieving over "Meridian," this fic is a must read. After Daniel's untimely Ascension, Jack starts receiving wreaths. He's not sure why until he not only does research, but talks to Jonas Quinn. Once Jack figures it all out, it's only a matter of time until he reaches a satisfying conclusion.

One of my favorite things about this fic is it shows real character growth as Jack comes to terms with reality, including but not limited to Daniel's absence and Jonas's presence. Also, in a fic that is predominantly about grief, it is oh so very hopeful.

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Jan. 25th, 2017

SG-1 Jack/Daniel Threads

theemdash

First Impressions by Pares (NC-17)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Daniel Jackson/Jack O'Neill
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Teal'c, Sam Carter (Team)
Pairings: Jack/Daniel
Categories: slash, team, drama, plotty, (sort of) body swap
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: N/A
Author's Website: Pares on AO3
Link: First Impressions

Why This Must Be Read: A weird alien culture, a comatose Daniel, FEELINGS, and Jack trying to navigate it all—this is one of my very favorite Jack/Daniel stories. It's nice and long, and fairly plotty as the team has to figure out what happened to Daniel when he suddenly collapsed while trying to communicate with the nice alien tree-people-things. When the tree beings hand over something that looks like a bar of soap and talks like Daniel, that's when the story really kicks off.

This one is a ride, including two distinct alien cultures, teaminess, and a great exploration of the characters—especially the relationship between Jack and Daniel and communication. (Also, this fic fully recognizes that Jack has cooties.)

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SG-1 awesome

sg_fignewton

February reccers: volunteer post

This entry will be open to volunteers through January 31st. The official list of monthly reccers will be posted on the first day of February.

Comment with the username you'll be using to rec and the category you want, choosing a category from the list below or selecting a more rare category that has been used in the past. If you want to rec a category that is not on the list below or in the community memories, feel free to ask. Remember that you may volunteer for a category that isn't listed.

By signing up, you are committing yourself to reccing at least two (preferably four) stories in that category during the month of February. January reccers may only sign up for next month after posting their minimum two recs for this month. The FAQ and rec template, with detailed instructions, can be found here.

You must be a member of stargateficrec in order to post, so if you're a new reccer, be sure to join the community.

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Remember: first come, first claimed.
dragon's eye

mific

Dragonlord (by Icarus) (M)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: AU - featuring dragons!
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, and most of the usual cast of characters
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: icarus
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Dragonlord on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: I can't do a month of SGA-dragon recs and not mention a couple of the classics, and Icarus's Big Bang story is definitely one of them. It's a fusion with McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern universe and is filled with plot, Weyr goings-on and J'ohn and R'dney being inexorably drawn together after their dragons mate, although it's absolutely not love at first sight and they have plenty of time - and mating flights - to get to know each other. Interesting worldbuilding about the social and political aspects of Dragonrider 'verse, with no pussyfooting around the homoerotic relationships. John is an outsider from a Holdfast, not raised in the Weyr, so he battles for acceptance and often learns the hard way. An interesting and dramatic read.

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Jan. 21st, 2017

♦ no ships like partnerships

popkin16

Learning To Share by respoftw [PG]

Show: Stargate Atlantis
Rec Category: John/Rodney
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Madison Miller, Radek Zelenka
Pairings: John/Rodney
Categories: Slash, first time, alternate universe, humor, angst
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: N/A
Author's Website: respoftw @ ao3
Link: Learning To Share

Why This Must Be Read: John and Rodney share an office, though they work different shifts and thus do not run into one another. After Rodney learns this, they begin to converse, first through notes, then through emails. Meanwhile, Jeannie has sadly passed and Rodney now has custody of Madison. John's supportive as Rodney stumbles through parenthood. It's sweet (and a little angsty) and just a pleasant, quick read :)

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Jan. 20th, 2017

☂ a love like that

popkin16

Mer's Moving City by vaguely_concerned [NC-17]

Show: Stargate Atlantis
Rec Category: John/Rodney
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagen, Atlantis
Pairings: John/Rodney, Teyla/Kanaan
Categories: Slash, first time, alternate universe, fusion
Warnings: Some violence
Author on LJ: N/A
Author's Website: vaguely_concerned @ ao3
Link: Mer's Moving City

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fusion with Howl's Moving Castle, but the author cleverly twists events and mixes in Stargate Atlantis details. Rodney McKay doubles as the Wizard Mer, who lives in the moving city of Atlantis with only the City for company. After a wraith attacks John's base, John ends up on Atlantis and agrees to give his heart to the City for safe-keeping. But more and more wraith are waking up and it's a race to find a way to defeat them, when nobody really knows how Ancient technology works. I love the plot of this and I'm a huge fan of the way the author writes John and Rodney's relationship. They grow and become friends, and once the romance starts it's sweet and hot. There's drama and angst and humor, all well-written. Such a joy to read!

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Jan. 16th, 2017

jack daniel scribble

sg_fignewton

P is for Plan (and also for Pie), by Tallulah Rasa (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson
Categories: humor, character study, little bit of hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: Tallulah Rasa at AO3
Link: P is for Plan (and also for Pie)

Why This Must Be Read: Classic Jack and Daniel friendship fic, complete with snarky banter and meaning-of-life stuff, as only Tallulah Rasa can write them!

...You've clicked the link already, haven't you?


“You noticed all that?” Jack said.

“I can be observant,” Daniel said in mock hurt.

“Of rocks,” Jack said.

“There weren’t any around, so I compensated,” Daniel said.

Jan. 13th, 2017


goddess47

A Whole Other Level by bluflamingo (NC-17)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Characters: Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard
Pairings: Jack/John
Categories: Slash, crossover SG1/SGA
Warnings: Explicit sex
Author on LJ: bluflamingo
Author's Website: The Tangle of My Mind
Link: A Whole Other Level



Author's Summary: For a rarepairings prompt: John/Jack, John being turned on by the superior officer taboo, dress blues, and sex affected by Jack's age.


Why This Must Be Read:

Okay, it's pretty much just porn... but -- two very pretty men and a dress uniform... you get the picture!


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Jan. 14th, 2017

dragon's eye

mific

With Wings Spread Wide (by skieswideopen) (T)

Show: SGA/SG1

Rec Category: AU (featuring dragons!)
Characters: Cameron Mitchell/John Sheppard
Categories: mildly slashy
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: skieswideopen
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: With Wings Spread Wide on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: This is an unusual blend of a Temeraire-like dragon corps but in a modern (only slightly steampunky) Stargate world, where dragons were important in fighting the Goa'uld. There's a low-key developing relationship between John and Cam, but overall the fic reads as fairly gen, with the main focus on team-based mission adventure (with dragons!) and on John's past, as he used to be a dragon rider before the failed rescue of Holland, which resulted in him leaving the corps and ending up in Atlantis. An interesting blending of worlds.

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Jan. 7th, 2017

dragon's eye

mific

A New History (SGA/Temeraire fusion) series (by Sheafrotherdon) (G then M)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate universe (stories featuring dragons!)
Characters: McKay/Sheppard - Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex  and various of the usual suspects
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: sheafrotherdon
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: A New History (SGA/Temeraire fusion) on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Well, obviously dragons=good, so that's reason enough! This is also a crossover with the Temeraire series, and an historical AU, and it's perfectly in the tone and style of the Temeraire books while still keeping everyone in character for SGA - it's very well done. The dragons are great, and there's a lovely, slow-developing romance in the first story between Sheppard and McKay, which comes to, er, fruition, in the second fic which isn't so dragon-focussed and is more of an intimate epilogue with John and Rodney. All very entertaining.

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Jan. 3rd, 2017

John Sheppard/Sam Carter

dreigiau

"Cathartic Colonels" by sartiebodyshots (Teen)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sam/John
Characters: John Sheppard, Samantha Carter
Pairings: Sam/John
Categories: Het; angst; fluff
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: none
Author's Website: aeducaning on Tumblr / sartiebodyshots on AO3
Link: Cathartic Colonels on FF.net / on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Sartiebodyshots is one of the more recent writers in this pairing, supplying plenty of drabbles and shorter fics to satiate (and tease!) any Sam/John fan. Those fics often deal with the simpler, everyday moments, as well as some more poignant ones. "Cathartic Colonels" is one of the latter, with Sam and John reuniting after the end of Enemy at the Gates in a very touching, funny and heartfelt moment.

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Jan. 2nd, 2017


eivac

Undone Wars by esama (PG-13)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Crossover (Harry Potter)
Characters: Ronon Dex, Harry Potter
Pairings: Ronon Dex/Harry Potter
Categories: Mild Slash
Warnings: Mild Darkish
Author's Website: AO3 or Tumblr
Link: Undone Wars

Why This Must Be Read:

Harry was banished from the magical world (and subsequently Earth as well) when he is in his early teens and he is sent to a deserted world in Pegasus.

And he lives there for a while being an awesome survivor even managed to turned the local big cat predators into his own protectors/attack squad when Ronon comes to the planet trying to evade the Wraith and save Ronon.

Yes, life of a Runner is hell, but even hell doesn’t seem so bad when you have decent company.

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